What is an employment contract?
An employment contract is a legally binding agreement between an employer and employee that sets out the terms of employment and the employee’s job role, duties, rights and responsibilities. The parties must abide by the contract until the employer or employee gives notice, the employee is dismissed or the terms of the contract are changed....
Employment Contract Help Guide
Both employers and employees can have full confidence in the employment contract, which clearly sets forth all the important terms and conditions of employment. The employment contract can be tailored for permanent, fixed-term and contractual employment, as well as full-time or part-time employees. Parties to the Agreement When identifying the parti...
What happens if I have appointed my spouse or civil partner as my attorney but at a later date our relationship is dissolved or annulled?
In this case, your LPA will usually come to an end, but not if you have already appointed a replacement attorney; or if you have appointed more than one attorney to act jointly or independently; or you placed a condition in your power of attorney that permits your spouse or civil partner to still act even when the relationship finishes....
What are good qualities to look for when choosing an attorney for the LPA for property and financial affairs?
An attorney needs to be somebody the donor has complete trust in to make suitable financial decisions. Sufficient skills in managing finances are an advantage. The attorney also needs enough spare time to do the attorney job well....
If the donor creates an LPA for property and financial affairs and another for personal welfare, can the same attorney be appointed to fulfill both roles?
Yes, this can take place, or a different attorney can be appointed for each LPA....
Should the donor tell his or her close family that an attorney has been appointed and a power of attorney has been submitted?
It is a good idea to do this because a power of attorney is a legal document which means the family will have to accept the attorney and they will know where they stand in relation to caring for the donor’s assets and his or herself if it comes to that....
Is the power of attorney valid once the donor has died?
No, the power of attorney is no longer valid once the donor dies....
What qualifications are required for an attorney?
The attorney has to be considered a capable adult. He or she cannot be the owner, operator or employee at a nursing home or other care facility where the donor resides....
Does the attorney need to be paid for carrying out the job?
An attorney is not seen as a paid appointment, so no payment is required, but it is legally possible to pay an attorney if the donor wishes. In some cases, a donor may appoint a solicitor to act as his or her attorney. In this case, normal solicitors' rates will apply....
What is the role of a replacement attorney?
A replacement attorney is someone that the donor is permitted to appoint in an LPA, just in case the chosen primary attorney is unable or not willing to act on behalf of the donor. The donor does not have to appoint a replacement attorney, but if this has been done, it is important for the donor to indicate the circumstances when the replacement att...